Tradition through a new lens:  accessible  -   inspirational   -   transformational   -  inclusive  -  educational  -  celebratory  -  provocative  - meaningful  -  surprising  -  beautiful  -  profound  -  quirky  -  excellent   -   bold   -   fun  -   memorable


Whether you are inspired by a new look at an old classic, by a premiere or a new commission; whether you believe in the power of education or the thrill of creative collaborations, donating to Gertrude Opera turns passion into reality and connects you with our beloved art form that continues to have a lot to say - and says it loudly.

In our ten years of acclaimed productions, premieres and educational activity, we have received 0% of income for artists and musicians through State Government funding. State government funding (in 2018-2019 less than 2% of our annual budget) has been through tourism grants, and is directed to be spent solely on promotion and marketing.  


It is thanks to the support of our generous Donors, Partners, Supporters and Audiences that we can continue to present the our particular visionary brand of opera, run an international young artist training program, and imagine and deliver Australia's only opera festival for the Victorian community.

We have big dreams at Gertrude Opera. Our plans for the future include creating and developing new works telling Australian stories, touring internationally, championing established and emerging creative people, and bringing opera practitioners from around the world to Melbourne audiences - perhaps one day building our own opera pavilion - but we need your help to make these dreams a reality. 

You can make your contribution online using the button below, or by direct transfer - and if you'd like to talk a grand or capital gift, we're all ears on 0418 999 339.

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Donations over $2 to GO - The Opera Studio Melbourne Fund are tax-deductible

Do you wish to join us in making a contribution to gender balance in artistic output and employment in Australia?  Of the 29 Major Performing Arts Groups in Australia, only TWO have female artistic leadership.  Opera Australia's 2019 similarly has 28 principal directors/conductors and only 2 are female. We have always managed to be aware of equal artistic representation in our ten years, but we wish now to make a point of securing the expertise and creativity of this underrepresented portion of professional arts practitioners/leaders.


Our F.A.I.R. Syndicate seeks to raise $30,000 p.a. to fund an annual Female Artist in Residence (Director or Conductor) to help address the under-employment of women in artistic leadership positions. 

In 2019, we're delighted to have GALE EDWARDS, AM working with us to direct two new productions, including our Australian Premiere.

30 people making a $1000 p.a. (tax-deductible donation) is all it will take. 


You'll be invited to an exclusive breakfast and conversation with other Syndicate members in September - where we will thank you and acknowledge your contribution to the current year, and announce the FAIR Syndicate Artist for the following year.

If you wish to speak to us directly, please give us a call on 0437 633 223. 

Become a 'GO Friend of the Festival' Member for just $180 p.a. single, or $250 p.a. for a couple.

You'll receive a Membership Pin, Newsletters and Special Partner Offers, a complimentary Festival Program Booklet, complimentary glass of wine at exclusive and special events.  Members can receive priority booking and special offers.

If you wish to speak to us directly, please give us a call on 0437 633 223. 

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